All I Know–Part 7 (Conclusion)

A list of what one knows is bound to present problems.

Since personal truths are fluid and all truth-holders are in constant flux in an ever-changing world, what we profess to “know” will not sit still. There’s a larger issue here, though. We have very few original ideas but instead retain the thoughts of others, incorporating their voices into our mental frameworks. Even the words I’m using right now are not mine alone because they have been spoken and/or written by many people before I existed. (I learned this concept from reading Mikhail Bakhtin.) My point is that many of the ideas expressed here are not wholly mine. They aren’t “stolen” from others, however; they’re simply interesting thoughts floating through the breezy skies of my meditative mind.

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